Theodore Honey is a shy, inconspicuous aircraft engineer whose eccentric interests in quantum mechanics and spiritualism are frowned upon in aviation circles. But when a passenger plane crashes in unexplained circumstances, Honey must convince his superiors that his unorthodox theories are correct before more lives are lost.
THE FAR COUNTRY
The end of war and emigration signal hope for Czech doctor Carl Zlinter, but Carl is not all he seems and even the girl who shares his life cannot fathom his dark secret.
IN THE WET
It is the rainy season in the Queensland bush and an old man lies dying. A priest finds him and listens to his last words, the story of an adventure set decades in the future, in a very different world.
ON THE BEACH
Following the devastation of a nuclear world war, most of the northern hemisphere is annihilated. Only a few remote pockets of the earth remain habitable, and the area around Melbourne is one. A small group of survivors heroically try to cope with their last days in a world which has died before them.
In the summer of 1940 John Howard, a 70-year-old Englishman on holiday in France, agrees to take two refugee children back to England with him. Others join them and, as war closes in, they reach the coast and find their biggest problems lie ahead.
THE RAINBOW AND THE ROSE
Ronnie Clarke, Australian airline pilot, has always admired Johnny Pascoe, the man who taught him to fly. When he learns that Johnny is injured in a remote part of Tasmania, Ronnie decides to rescue him.
REQUIEM FOR A WREN
When Alan Duncan returns to his home in Australia after several years he is faced with the suicide of the maid. As he investigates he unleashes wartime memories of his brother, Bill, and Janet Prentice, Bill's fiancée.
ROUND THE BEND
The story of a young aircraft engineer who goes to the Persian Gulf to start an air transport business.
Nevil Shute was a power and a pioneer in the world of flying long before he began to write the stories that made him a bestselling novelist. This autobiography charts Shute's path from childhood to his career as a gifted aeronautical engineer working at the forefront of the technological experimentation of the 1920s and 30s.
A TOWN LIKE ALICE
When Jean Paget comes into an inheritance she is able to return to Malaya. This visit changes her life when she discovers that the soldier she thought had died is still alive.
TRUSTEE FROM THE TOOLROOM
When his sister's boat is wrecked in the Pacific, Keith Stewart becomes trustee for his little niece. In order to save her from destitution he has to embark on a 2,000 mile voyage in a small yacht in inhospitable waters. His adventures and the colourful characters he meets on his journey make this a marvellous tale of courage and friendship.